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June 23, 2015 13:06 ET

ENDVEST Launches Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Raising $15 Million

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - ENDVEST, a real estate investment and crowdfunding platform, officially launched last week. The founding partners, a New York-based team with a combined eight decades of real estate experience, aim to revolutionize the process of global real estate investment.

U.S. real estate crowdfunding through online-based platforms has exploded since the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in 2012. Until now, these opportunities have been available exclusively to accredited investors. To be accredited, an individual must prove individual income of over $200,000, joint spousal income of over $300,000, or a net worth exceeding $1 million, excluding a primary residence. However, Title IV of the JOBS Act has paved the way for investments from non-accredited investors as well, who may invest up to 10% of their annual income or net worth.

Many say real estate crowdfunding or real estate syndication is the evolutionary step for real estate financing, which has historically lagged in embracing disruption through technology, P2P services, and online software. Unlike many existing real estate crowdfunding platforms that have branded themselves as investment vehicles for the accredited investor, ENDVEST targets a wider scope. Now, non-accredited investors will profit alongside experienced financial institutions, family offices, hedge funds, and accredited investment partners.

Real estate crowdfunding benefits both sides of the table. Investors are attracted to the custom, direct investment process, while developers can finance projects generally overlooked by institutions because of project scale and location. By pairing developers with investors looking to make a greater return than a REIT's typical 4% yield, ENDVEST offers investment partners returns ranging from 10% to over 20%. Investors can become partners in real estate projects around the world for as little as $5,000 on ENDVEST's website, with live investments totaling $15.5 million. ENDVEST also claims that deals will be available for as little as $500 in the coming months.

ENDVEST sources their deals through a vast real estate professional network, sponsor partners, and inquiries passed through its website. Through a sophisticated underwriting process, projects are vetted and accepted based on merit. CEO Jack Boyajian explains the company's transparency is demonstrated by its willingness to share every detail regarding the project to anyone: "Whereas most platforms require a form of accreditation before viewing a project's sensitive details, ENDVEST allows any registered user to access development plans, financials, and other relevant information."

Liquidity risk is a major factor in any real estate investing decision. While REITs allow investors to buy and sell at their discretion, more attractive investment opportunities typically require as much as a five-year holding period, with little to no liquidity. Unlike any other real estate crowdfunding investment platform to date, ENDVEST will soon launch ENDVEST EXCHANGE, its own integrated secondary market. The END/EX platform will allow users to place bids on past projects and match investors in those projects willing to sell.

Observing the success of real estate crowdfunding platforms (which offer online real estate investment), dozens of entrepreneurs have launched mirrored platforms with admittedly uninspiring projects. ENDVEST hopes to distinguish itself through unique, high yielding investments in cities around the world. "We believe all levels of investors should have access to invest anywhere, not just their own backyard," says Boyajian.

To learn more, please visit the website www.endvest.com or talk to us on Twitter and Google plus. To inquire about raising capital through real estate crowdfunding, please contact raise@endvest.com

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